Let Family Shop Your Home
Do you need to downsize but keep putting it off?
Downsizing is tiring and emotional. If you don’t need the income or don’t want the hassle, passing on possessions to friends or family members can be a blessing for both of you.
For families who get along, you can:
- Type a list of the things that you’re ready to pass down.
- Gather, pray together, then draw numbers.
- Each person selects their item in the order of the numbers drawn.
- Repeat as needed and arrange for everyone to move things out by a certain date.
Another way to handle it is to have your family tell you which items in your home mean the most to them. One of our sons expressed his appreciation for a grandmother’s painting and she joyfully gave it to him when he purchased a home.
For families with relational challenges, it may be best to assign the items you want to pass down and have each person come to your home on a separate occasion to make their decision and move the items. If that’s not possible, pre-select what you want to pass down and schedule meetings to see if the children are interested in what you’ve decided to give.
It’s easy to accumulate things through the years. But, this is a way to experience the joy of giving to friends and family.
And those of you just starting out: Don’t lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
We have great video courses online to help you with your finances. To learn more, Call the Crown Help Line at 800 722-1976 or visit Crown.org